It is a striking thing that God's identity is linked to man.
God was first known through the life of Abraham, and was called 'the God of Abraham'...The worlds idea about God, come from first seeing what sort of man Abraham was, his life portrayed his God, and served as a recommendation for Him.
When Jacob fled from home and the murderous threats of Esau, he referred to the Lord as the 'God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac.' That is how he identified God....by how that God had shaped their lives........This brought a sense of awe upon Jacob....He resolved that one day, their God would be his God.
If the name of Jacob was to be associated with his fathers God...he wanted to maintain the reputation of that God.
Some people say, for example....I believe in my "mothers God" or "I believe in Paul's God" or "I believe in Jean's God" ....etc.....People talk about presenting the gospel in a nutshell....but the gospel can only be presented in a person.
The gospel is more than a formula for getting to heaven when you die......The gospel offers life, not just a life-belt...The essence of evangelism is to show what God is like.
"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, his own people, that you may proclaim the praises of him who called you out of darkness into light"
Make this the cry of your heart today: "God I want to be your bold evangelist pointing the way to life in Jesus Christ